We're out in the community, educating our neighbors about the forest products industry.
- TIMPRO CT is actively involved in school programs.
- We participate in agricultural fairs and events.
TIMPRO CT Scholarship
For high school graduates planning to study natural resource uses.
Getting involved with Envirothon
The mission of the NCF-Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. Envirothon accomplishes its mission by developing in young people an understanding of the principles and practices of natural resource management and ecology and through practice dealing with complex resource management decisions.
The winners of CT Envirothon go on to represent the state at the Canon North American Envirothon where they compete with teams from most US States and Canadian Provinces. Team CT has won first place in this event three times and consistently achieves high scores. It is an amazing experience to help the next generation pursue careers in natural resources. Connecticut Envirothon relies on generous contributions and in-kind services to support its yearly programs of student workshops, teacher resources, and the annual field event. Recent and continuing reductions in state and federal funding have left the future of this program in peril, at a time when program benefits are vital. These donations allow us to provide a variety of resource based high quality educational programming to high school students and teachers.
Game of Logging
TIMPRO teams regularly compete in Game of Logging events designed to highlight best safety practices. The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques.
There are seven training organizations that cover 30 states. Regional competitions are held annually by each training organization, followed by a national competition for professional loggers and landowner participants. GOL offers four levels of chainsaw safety training, as well as skidder, forwarder, clearing saw, gentle logging and storm damage training. The training is offered to professional loggers, foresters, college students, forest landowners, casual users, city-parks and utility workers, firemen, and anyone interested in learning any of the chainsaw safety techniques.
Certified Forester and TIMPRO CT Board Member Joan Nichols helps teams prepare for the Envirothon Field Event competition. Joan and retired CT DEEP Forester Jim Parda taught pacing and the use of Biltmore stick for tree measurement.
TIMPRO CT participates in Game of Logging events, the premier chainsaw safety and productivity chainsaw competition in the country.
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